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The One-Millionth Mazda MX-5 Now Exists, Will Tour the Globe

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata - One-Millionith Mazda MX-5As far as milestones go, making the one-millionth model of a specific car is one of the most sought-after in the automotive industry, and now Mazda can proudly claim it. As of April 22, Mazda has produced one million Mazda MX-5 vehicles.

The automaker has been producing the MX-5 since April of 1989, meaning it took just slightly more than 27 years to make one million of the popular, affordable sports car, all around the world.

Mazda is celebrating by taking the specific, one-millionth Mazda MX-5 on a tour around the world, which will start in Japan but will ultimately find a way towards all MX-5 fans.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 is more popular than ever, boasting the luxury of a sports car, top-notch fuel efficiency, and signature style – all for a low price.

To learn more about the Mazda MX-5 or to take one out on a test drive, contact us or visit us anytime at Steet Ponte Mazda.

First Annual New York Daily News Auto Awards Swept by Mazda

The Daily News Autos took on the task to determine the best cars, trucks and crossovers in sixteen different vehicle categories. The voting was all-inclusive from supercars to family sedans, electric cars and SUVs and more. Nick Kurczewski, editor from Daily News Auto, said “We created these awards to honor best-in-class vehicles for a wide range of consumers. Our intent with these awards is to help consumers make a better choice for their next car purchase. We also wanted to have a little fun, so we included a Dream Machine category, because everyone loves to dream about what they could be driving”.

2016 Mazda6 - New York Daily News Auto AwardsHere at Steet Ponte Mazda, we’re pleased to announce that Mazda was awarded the winner of 5 different categories! The award winning Mazda vehicles include:

  • Fun Car Winner: 2016 Mazda MX-5
  • Small Car Winner: 2016 Mazda3
  • Family Car Winner: 2016 Mazda6
  • City SUV Winner: 2016 Mazda CX-3
  • Small SUV Winner: 2016 Mazda CX-5

We’re proud to carry the Mazda lineup which is safe and family-friendly! Stop on by and test drive one of these or one of the other great Mazda models today!

2016 MX-5 Launch Edition Raises $50,000 for St. Jude’s

With the donation of one of the exclusive 2016 MX-5 Launch Edition models, Mazda helped raise $50,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The very special edition MX-5 was auctioned as part of the hospital’s Hope in the Hamptons fundraising event.

2016 Mazda MX-5 “We set aside one of the MX-5 Launch Editions for a special occasion such as this and when the opportunity arose to be part of the St. Jude Hope in the Hamptons event, we felt this was the perfect way to support a great charity partner,” said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing for Mazda North American Operations.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does amazing things to help kids who are faced with horrible illness and we are honored to help raise money for their cause any chance we get.”

The special edition MX-5 is painted in Soul Red and matched with a Sport Tan leather interior. The model is based on the MX-5 Grand Touring and features special badging as well as a Bose® Mini SoundLink® portable stereo system and gifts from the Mazda Heritage Collection apparel line.

The donation was made possible by the Mazda Drive for Good® program, which began just two years ago and has already given more than $7.6 million and pledged over 120,000 hours of volunteer service.

Mazda MX-5 Wins the Red Dot Award

Mazda MX-5 wins the Red Dot AwardIn a world full of increasingly creative design, our own Mazda MX-5 wins the Red Dot Award of 2015 in Product Design, an award given to innovatively designed products across a wide variety of industries.

The Red Dot is the prize of the Product Design competition, the gala for which was held this year in Essen, Germany on June 29. The Red Dot Product design competition has existed since 1954, and it is highly prestigious to win a Red Dot, as this award is basically an internationally recognized quality stamp.

The Mazda MX-5 series is a favorite sports car, with its front-engine rear-wheel design giving it an attractive, athletic look and powerful engine at an affordable price point. The director of Mazda design, Kevin Rice, says that the MX-5 has always been about “creating smiles,” which he says contributed to the car’s Red Dot win.

The MX-5 is the fifth Mazda to win a Red Dot Award.

Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals Event Highlights New Download

Earlier this month, Mazda gave video gamers—and Mazda lovers—everywhere the opportunity to test drive the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata virtually. As part of the Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals Event, the Japanese carmaker set up the video game debut of the new MX-5, allowing Forza Horizon 2 players to download the new vehicle.

Mazda MX-5 Challenge Rivals EventThe new convertible is part of a four-vehicle car pack that is available on the video game to use for the open-world racing title. Joining the MX-5 are representatives from the roadsters first three generations. This includes the 1990 MX-5, which represents the NA; the turbocharged 2005 Mazdaspeed MX-5, which represents the NB; and the Super 20 Concept, which represents the NC.

Along with this terrific four-vehicle pack, Forza Horizon 2 gamers will also have the opportunity to win a 2016 MX-5 of their own. The challenge runs from March 17th to April 30th, with the winner being the fastest driver in the virtual Sisteron Perimeter Sprint Circuit on the game.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Mazda MX-5, stop in to Steet Ponte Mazda today!

Mazda MX-5 Production Begins, For Sale in Coming Years

Mazda MX-5 ProductionIn a news release, Mazda announced that it has finally begun 2016 Mazda MX-5 production, meaning less time until we see the redesigned roadster for sale. The MX-5 is currently being built for the Japanese market, but we’re hoping it’ll make it to our side of the pond soon.

The car will go in sale in Japan sometime around June, when we’re likely to see a flood of reviews for the vehicle leak online. The release adds that after the Japan sales begin, the “the MX-5 will be progressively rolled out to overseas markets.”

Mazda believes that the latest MX-5 fully represents its philosophy of the “pursuit of driving pleasure.” In fact, the MX-5 holds the Guinness World Record for world’s best-selling two-seater sports car, so consumers must agree.

Here’s the super-cool track version of the MX-5 to hold you over, while you anxiously await the vehicle to hit US dealerships. Let us know what you think of the new MX-5 in the comments.

Mazda Bio-Based Material Expected in Upcoming MX-5

Mazda Bio-Based Material The Mazda Miata is elevating its status to an even more innovative level, with Mazda establishing its 2016 model as the first to incorporate parts made from an all-new bioplastic, made directly by Mazda.

The bio-based engineering plastic is suitable for many automobile parts on the exterior of cars, allowing the company to lower its environmental impact significantly. This comes in handy not only for the environment, but also for Mazda, at a time when environmentally friendly cars are more popular than ever.

Little is known about the new material, but allegedly, it’s easy to mold, remarkably durable, and able to achieve a mirror-like finish that looks to be even higher quality than classic plastic.

The Mazda bio-based material can be used for interior parts as well, as it will be utilized for the upcoming 2016 Mazda MX-5.

No official release date has been announced for any Mazda models with the new material, so in the meantime, head on down to Steet Ponte Mazda to explore our available models.

Introducing the MX-5 Global Cup Series: Racing At its Finest

MX-5 Global Cup Series - 2016 Mazda MX-5 MiataAt Steet Ponte Mazda, we take pride in knowing the MX-5 Miata is the best-selling roadster in history. With drivers around the world grinning from ear to ear in this sporty model, it seems like Mazda doesn’t need to change a thing. But will we ever see a race-worthy model?

Mazda recently announced that the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 will appear in a new MX-5 Global Cup Series. This series will feature race-modified Miatas that will go head-to-head in competitions around the world. If you’re a fan of the MX-5, you’re not going to want to miss this.

“We’re excited to take the elements of success of the existing Mazda MX-5 Cup series, and introduce them to a new global audience,” said Masahiro Moro, a Managing Executive Officer.  “It has long been our goal to see Mazda fans around the world competing in identical MX-5s, and the launch of the 2016 MX-5 Miata is the perfect time to make this goal a reality.”

Although few details have been released, the race-models will feature a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder, according to a Mazda press release. Final details will be released in 2015.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Teased Under Blue Sheet

2014 Mazda MX-5 MiataA thin blue sheet and a couple of weeks are all that stand between us and the 2016 Mazda MX-5. Before its official September 3 debut, Mazda has released a teaser image of the all-new MX-5 under a blue sheet that shows off some of the roadster’s shape.

Based on the curves revealed by the sheet, it seems the new model will have similar proportions to the current design. It also seems to match the thinly camouflaged MX-5 spied out on the road recently in Japan.

We’ll have to wait until the September 3 debut to get the full picture, but we do know the new MX-5 will have a SkyActiv chassis and will be about 200 pounds lighter and more rigid than the current model. Auto experts expect engine choices to include 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter options, both utilizing SkyActiv technology.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 will be unveiled on September 3 at Laguna Seca in California. You can bet we’ll all have our eyes on California that day.

What features do you hope to see in the next-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5?